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President Donald Trump, pictured at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, continued to rail against the 9th Circuit Court Appeals. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on Feb. 19 about whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross can be deposed for the lawsuits over the citizenship question he added to the 2020 census. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. holds a news conference following the 2018 midterm elections on Nov. 7, 2018. Pelosi expects to lead the House Democrats and plans an agenda focused on promoting campaign finance reform, an expansion of voting rights and overhauling political redistricting. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrives at a lecture on Sept. 26 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Ginsburg has been hospitalized after falling and fracturing several ribs. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Rick Harrison (from left) was a firefighter and machinist on the USS Cole, and David Morales was a boatswain's mate. Lorrie Triplett, Jamal Gunn and David Francis all lost family members who worked aboard the Cole. William Conlon/NPR hide caption

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The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to intervene in pending cases about the legality of the Trump administration's decision to end the DACA program. Eric Thayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Meaza Ashenafi is Ethiopia's first female Supreme Court chief, and one of several women appointed to senior government positions by its new reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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Is The Supreme Court The 'Most Dangerous Branch' Of Government?

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross attends a July speech by President Trump in Granite City, Ill. The Supreme Court has temporarily shielded Ross from having to sit for questioning under oath for the 2020 census citizenship question lawsuits. Whitney Curtis/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Blocks Commerce Secretary Questioning In Census Lawsuits, For Now

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The European Union's highest court on Friday ordered Poland to reverse a law that removed nearly a third of the nation's Supreme Court judges, and to reinstate those who were dismissed. picture alliance via Getty Image hide caption

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Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during the Cinema Cafe at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 21 in Park City, Utah. Robin Marchant/Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion opponents see the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court as an opportunity to push for further abortion restrictions. Abortion supporters are preparing for a fight. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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With Kavanaugh Confirmed, Both Sides Of Abortion Debate Gear Up For Battle

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The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to block the deposition of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who approved adding the citizenship question to the 2020 census. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Retired Justice Anthony Kennedy administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the Justices' Conference Room of the Supreme Court Building. Ashley Kavanaugh holds the Bible. At left are their daughters, Margaret, background, and Liza. Fred Schilling/Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States via AP hide caption

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., points at Democrats as he defends Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week. Tom Williams/AP hide caption

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Will The Kavanaugh Saga Leave Bruises That Heal Or Permanent Scars?

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Demonstrators gather Thursday outside the Supreme Court, demanding that the Senate reject Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Democrats, led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have been hopeful about making big gains in the midterm elections, but a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows Republican enthusiasm surging. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Amid Kavanaugh Confirmation Battle, Democratic Enthusiasm Edge Evaporates

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